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The National City Campus of California College San Diego

We Do It For You

Nestled near the scenic waterfront area in the South Bay, we are a satellite of California College San Diego’s San Diego campus. Visit our campus and you’ll immediately feel like part of our family. Enjoy a positive education experience while you prepare for your career. We offer training in Technology, Business, and Healthcare, with Associate’s and Bachelor’s degrees that can be earned fast. That’s because we cut out the needless elective courses and focus on what you really need to be most effective in your future career.

Vets … turn your military experience into college credit! We are a military-friendly school and will do all we can to give you the college credits you deserve. We’ll also find the VA education programs you may qualify for. You’ve served your country well. It’s time for us to serve YOU.

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California College San Diego

National City Campus


700 Bay Marina Drive, Suite 100, National City, CA 91950

Phone: (619) 680-4421
Hours: Mon-Thurs: 7:00am -7:00pm
Fri: 8:00am – 3:30pm
Sat/Sun: Closed

If you’ve ever driven down I-84 near Overland Drive, you’ve no doubt seen our 26,000-square-foot campus. Our site includes seven medical labs, eight learning centers, and two computer labs—everything you need to earn your degree on your terms and on your schedule. Visit us today!

Driving Directions:
From the North: Take I-5 South, exiting at Bay Marina Drive; turn right onto Bay Marina Drive. At the first light past the freeway (Cleveland Avenue), turn left. The National City Campus is the two-story cream building located behind Goodies Bar & Grill. The college entrance is on the back side of the building, underneath the blue California College San Diego sign.

From the South: Take I-5 North, exiting onto Bay Marina Drive. Turn left onto Bay Marina Drive. At the first light past the freeway (Cleveland Avenue), turn left. The National City Campus is the two-story cream building located behind Goodies Bar & Grill. The college entrance is on the back side of the building, underneath the blue California College San Diego sign.

What Makes Us Different?

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Focus on YOU

On our campus, you are never just a number in a huge auditorium. We offer small class sizes with instructors who know you and work with you toward your success. We’re here for you, assisting you through the admissions process. We’ll even help you find all the financial aid, grants, and scholarships¹ you may qualify for.

Flexibility and Convenience

Flexible Class Schedules

Juggling life’s many commitments is no easy task. That’s why we offer day and evening classes, plus blended
in-class/online instruction. In addition, you can choose 24/7 flexibility with fully online courses and degrees offered by our affiliate, Independence University.

Local Service

Tools for Your Success

Because we are a nonprofit institution, we invest in YOU. That’s why we provide you with a new laptop (to use in school and keep after graduation), tutoring, learning materials, uniforms, lab supplies, and job search assistance² at no extra cost. After you graduate, you can even audit classes in your program at no additional cost.

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Find your rewarding career helping people! Earn your Associate’s degree in Medical Specialties and you’ll open up a world of possibilities. Work as a medical assistant, pharmacy technician, medical biller/coder, and more.
Not currently accepting applications in Medical Specialties.

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If you love computers, we offer a variety of career paths in this field so you can choose the one that best suits you. Earn your Associate’s degree in Computer Programming (AAS) or Computer Technology & Networking (AAS). Or choose to earn a Computer Science degree (BS) with a Networking & Information Systems Security emphasis or Software & Mobile Applications Development emphasis.

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Enter the dynamic and fast-paced world of Business! Earn your Business Management & Accounting degree (AAS) or complete your Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration (BS). For those more technically minded, we offer a Business Administration degree with an emphasis in Technology (BS).

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Campus Features

Our new 13,289-square-foot campus provides an enhanced learning experience at over twice the size of our previous campus. The site features two medical labs, computer lab, study/tutoring center, large student break room, and an outdoor lounge space. The campus is completely Wi-Fi enabled and is conveniently located near public transportation, shopping, restaurants, and coffee houses.

  • The National City campus is just across the I5 freeway from several eateries including Freddy’s Steakburgers, Chick-Fil-A, In-N-Out, Goody’s Sushi, and Denny’s.
  • View historic trolleys and railcars at the National City Depot and Electric Railway Association.
  • The Living Coast Discovery Center and San Diego Bay Wildlife Refuge are just one mile south of the campus on I-5.
  • Enjoy ample free, convenient parking right outside your classroom!

Why Choose Our National City Campus At California College San Diego



Top 10 Nominee for San Diego Union-Tribune Reader’s Poll 2018 in the Career Colleges category.
California College San Diego was voted “Best Career College 2016” by San Diego CityBeat.
California College San Diego was voted “Best Career College 2016” by San Diego Reader.

Student Enrichment

Student Enrichment

To enhance our students’ experience, we offer the following clubs: Business Club, Healthcare Club, and Computer Club.
We hold monthly student-focused events to maintain the close, family-like relationship between students, staff, and administration.
Academic recognition—presented quarterly, yearly, and at graduation.

Externships & Affiliations

Externships & Affiliations

Externships through CVS pharmacy
Approved by the State of California for the PTCB License (Pharmacy Technician Certification Board)
NHA – National Healthcareer Association
NCCT – National Center for Competency Center
Our Healthcare and Leadership Club participates in the annual Cerebral Palsy Walk and Bone Marrow Walks

“This is the place to go. It’s fast, it’s clear, and it’s motivating. I feel happy. I feel like I’m actually making a difference in the world.”


California College San Diego is accredited by the Accrediting Commission of Career Schools and Colleges (ACCSC). ACCSC is an accrediting agency recognized by the U.S. Department of Education.


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  • Take Your Next Step! Connect with an experienced admissions consultant to take the first step toward your new future:
  1. Scholarship awards are limited and only available to those who qualify. See www.scholarshipshc.com for details.
  2. The college does not guarantee a job. Gaining employment is the graduate’s responsibility.

California College San Diego admits students of any race, color, and national or ethnic origin.

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